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Athletics: Federation Cup LIVE Updates

Athletics: Federation Cup LIVE Updates


Published: 15 March 2019 7:37 AM GMT
5000m: Parul Choudhary beats the more fancied L Suriya to take the 5000m women gold. In men's, Gavit Murali Kumar wins the gold medal by clocking 13:54.9s. No athlete cleared Asian Athletics Championship qualifying mark. Star athlete G.Lakshmanan did not start the race. Screen grab/ AFI Screen grab/AFI Women's Hammer Throw: Anita takes the Gold medal while Jyoti Jakhar Rana and Poonam Devi of Haryana win silver and Bronze respectively. No athlete matched Asian Athletics Championship qualifying mark in this event. Screen grab/AFI Women's Discuss Throw: Kamalpreet Kaur of Punjab win the Gold medal and also clears
Asian Athletics Championship qualifying mark
with a throw of 60.25m (AFI's Qualification mark was 58.50m). Navjeet Kaur Dhillon and Suravi Biswas finish second and third respectively. Screen grab/AFI The Federation Cup started in Patiala today, the 23rd edition of the tournament and it promises some majorly good performances given the number of big names the tournament has drawn. The domestic season so far has failed to make a mark in the multiple editions of the Indian Grand Prix that were underway last month however, it seems to be on the road to rectification in the Fed Cup. Moreover, the Fed Cup is also the final opportunity for the athletes to qualify for the Asian Athletics Championships to be held in Doha from 21-24 April. The first session of the first day of the Fed Cup saw the qualification rounds and Heats for a number of events. The second session for the day beginning at 15.00 IST includes the following.
Source: AFI Possibly the biggest result so far from the morning session has been Javelin Thrower Shivpal Singh's 81.85m throw which saw him top the Javelin Men's qualifications. The result means that he has surpassed the qualification mark for the Asian Championships which was set at 80.75. The final is set to take place tomorrow. Earlier, in the second leg of the Indian Grand Prix, Dutee Chand matched the 200mt qualification mark for the Asian Championships after she finished the race with a timing of 23.30 seconds. The Federation Cup ongoing in Patiala is being streamed live on the Athletics Federation of India website and on YouTube. Read our detailed fed Cup preview here
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